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Joined: 05/06/2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 4802
Posted: 12:46pm 11 Apr 2017
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Hi Guys

Getting more than the usual number of page errors from malformed post data on the forum. This sort of error is usually caused by hackers looking for weaknesses in the forum software.

Now, as far as I know, this forum has never been hacked.

As this is only a hobby web site, there is not much to be gained by a hacker other than your email address and forum password. Email address can found anywhere, but passwords are more important.

My advice is make sure your password here is not an important password. You should always keep passwords for forums, social media, etc, unique and separate from your more important passwords, like banking, etc. I myself have about 50 passwords, different for each site and business I deal with, and written down in a book on my desk, never stored in the computer.

So if your password here is not unique, I suggest play it safe and change it.

People say 2020 is a terrible year, with the bush fires, COVID 19, and riots. But I see it as the year we woke up to ourselves.

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Joined: 07/10/2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 1220
Posted: 06:12pm 12 Apr 2017
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Thanks for the info Glenn, I use your method too but I'm not as conscientious.

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